Updates on Nonprofit Organizations

Some of our local organizations, such as food pantries, are seeing a high need for donations right now. Many amazing organizations serve Uptown, so please reach out to one of these organizations to learn how you can help. If you need services from one of these organizations, we encourage you to call first, in case their hours or services have changed. 

Would you like information on your organization added, updated, or changed? Email Greg at

3rd Space, sponsored by Latin School of Chicago
4956 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 582-6000

A Play Space For All
4420 N Beacon St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 498-5592

Alternatives, Inc.
4730 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL, 60649
(773) 506-7474
* DONATION OPPORTUNITY: Relief fund to directly alleviate the financial burdens of our Alternatives’ families. All proceeds from this fund will go directly to families experiencing financial hardship. We hope you will consider contributing today at www.alternativesyouth.org/familyrelief

Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home)
4350 N Broadway, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 883-4663
* Virtual Services Available: Resources In Response To Covid-19

Asian Human Services, Inc.
4753 N Broadway, #700
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 728-2235
* Virtual Services Available: 24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Hotline:  773-293-8488

Bezazian Branch – Chicago Public Library
1226 W Ainslie St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 744-0019

Broadway Youth Center
4009 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 935-3151

Buttercup Park Advisory Council
4901 N Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 784-4943

Care for Real
5339 N Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640
***In terms of supplies, we could use donations of household items the most, including:  Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Kleenex, Bleach, Disinfectant wipes, Surface and other cleaning products (Windex, Clorox Spray, etc.), Disposable wipe, Hand sanitizer

Chicago Tiny House Inc
920 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 973-9425

Chinese Mutual Aid Association
1016 W Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 784-2900
* VIRTUAL SERVICES AVAILABLE: Please call our Chicago office general number at (773) 784-2900* to schedule a phone appointment.

Christopher House
4701 N Winthrop Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 922-7560

Cleanslate Chicago
1540 S Ashland Ave., #105
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 798-6772

Cornerstone Community Outreach
4628 N Clifton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 858-0497

EZRA Multi-Service Center
909 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-0866
* NEW HOURS: Important Service Updates

Friendly Towers
920 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 303-4200

Heartland Alliance
4750 N Sheridan Rd., Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 751-4105
* DONATION OPPORTUNITY: Heartland Alliance COVID-19 Response Fund

Holsten Human Capital Development
1034 W Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 274-9123

Illinois Action for Children
4753 N Broadway, #1200
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 823-1100
* NEW HOURS: IAFC Operations During COVID-19

Institute of Cultural Affairs – USA
4750 N Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-6363
* VIRTUAL SERVICES AVAILABLE: Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network March 2020 Meeting

Lakeview Pantry
3945 N Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 525-1777
* NEW HOURS: Click here for new distribution procedures.

Mercy Housing Lakefront
120 S LaSalle St., Suite 1850
Chicago , IL 60603
(312) 447-4500

North Side Housing & Supportive Services
4410 N Ravenswood Ave., Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 244-6401

ONE Northside
4648 N Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-3232

Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club
4835 N Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-8400

Peterson Garden Project
4055 W Peterson Ave., Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60646
(855) PGP-GROW

4753 N Broadway, #401
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 989-5647

Rescare Inc. (Northside American Job Center at Truman College)
1145 W Wilson Ave., Suite 1933
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-4747

Sarah’s Circle|
4838 N Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 728-1014
* DONATION OPPORTUNITY: Consider making an in-kind donation today to help women in need.
* Click here for a list of the most-needed items for the women at Sarah’s Circle.

South-East Asia Center
5120 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 989-6927

St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church
4220 N Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 280-7700
* Do you need assistance during the Coronavirus Pandemic: ordering groceries, soap, or supplies, pickup or delivery of groceries, obtaining prescriptions, and well-being checks via phone, Saint Mary of the Lake offers you trusted volunteers ready to help those who are shut in with limited mobility and/or limited internet skills. Call 773-280-7700 for assistance.  Click here for more info.

The Admiral at the Lake
929 W Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 433-1800

Uptown Baptist Church
1011 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 784-2922

Uptown Branch – Chicago Public Library
929 W Buena Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 744-8400

Uptown Church
939 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
* Click here to learn more about the Neighboring through Corona program

Vietnamese Association of Illinois
5110 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 242-9329

Voice of the People in Uptown, Inc.
4611 N Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-2442

If you’re not sure where to donate, consider donating to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. In collaboration with the City of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to unite the funds raised by Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations and individuals to be disbursed to nonprofit organizations across the region.